🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Freezing before pickling?

So, I have a ton of okra from my garden which I fully intend to pickle (one of my favorite things!) but presently I don't have any pickling time. Can I freeze the okra for a few weeks first? Will this change the texture of the vegetable?

asked by Summer of Eggplant about 1 year ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

5 answers 472 views
3299dd0b a953 46f5 8a98 a0241f3b893a  256
MMH
added about 1 year ago

When you freeze any fresh vegetable, the cells will burst and the texture will not be the same as fresh. I was in a real hurry to pickle some veggies and used a refrigerator pickle recipe which was fast, easy and tasty.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 1 year ago

By the time you have washed, blanched, and frozen the okra you could probably have thrown a brine together. Start your boiling water first and you can probably even fit in canning.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Cd4936f2 2555 42a6 bab6 b78ae625f4ec  img 3538
added about 1 year ago

Valid.

4798a9c2 4c90 45e5 a5be 81bcb1f69c5c  junechamp
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

I was about to suggest something similar -- if you don't have time for the canning part, make the pickles before freezing.

09ff52d9 2ffb 49d6 84b7 3a81c1edb2d7  image
added about 1 year ago

Ferment your okra - that will buy you 3-4 weeks before needing to can. Linda Zeidrich's Joy of Pickling is packed with good recipes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.